BewilderBeasts!

BewilderBeasts!

with: Melissa McCue-McGrath

Join Melissa as she dives deep into the weirdest, funniest, sciency-est ways in which animals intersect at humanity. How is a horse responsible for the FDA? How did fish farts nearly cause bombs to fly between Russia and Sweden? How did a pigeon save 194 soldiers in wartime? Why are honey bees trained to find unexploded landmines in Croatia? Let's find out on BewilderBeasts - where animals intersect at humanity!

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February 26, 2024x
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00:25:3017.56 MB

Ep 99: Rises and Falls

'We can never have luck without a cat on board' he said. If this were true, the crew would have been better off with a different cat. "...

February 19, 2024x
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00:19:4113.56 MB

Ep 98: Buzzzzzzz

Bees make one last appearance on the show, this time getting hammered on college campuses to help scientists understand the neural pathways of human ...

February 05, 2024x
97
00:42:1229.02 MB

Ep 97: Shockoe

Some dogs work to close decades-old cold cases. Others are tasked with finding long-lost burial grounds, shining a light on America's racist fou...

January 29, 2024x
96
00:36:2925.09 MB

Ep 96: The Maine 6

This week we look at Maine's 6 dogs who might just end up on the front lines to save nearly every industry that gives Maine the name, "Vaca...

January 22, 2024x
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00:32:5022.58 MB

Ep 95: Zombieland

Starting season 6 off with mind control parasites often found in kitty litter boxes around the world - so how is this parasite endangering monk seals...

April 24, 2023x
94
00:30:2720.95 MB

Ep 94: Rock Baby and Baby Jail

In this season finale, we'll catch up with the world's best dad - a 31-year-old bald eagle who wanted to be a dad. I got information from: ...

April 17, 2023x
93
00:42:1729.08 MB

Ep 93: Tiger Things

The history of Mike the LSU tiger, the dark reality of meeting tiger cubs, and a new law puts dumb criminals and America's worst behind bars.  I...

April 10, 202300:25:0417.26 MB

Ep 92: A Wink to the Sky

A farewell to a good friend, and a revisit to the Dolphin who gave up pod life for the people of a small Irish fishing village in Ireland. All show n...

April 03, 202300:20:0613.84 MB

Ep 91: The Well Diggers of Death Valley

When we discuss an invasive species on this show, the discussion turns to the distruction by that species on the environment. But, here is an animal ...

March 27, 2023x
90
00:29:2720.27 MB

Ep 90: Key Largo Zombie Possums

An unusual team of bounty hunters, biologists, possums, mosquitos, and trash pandas are finally making a dent in the Florida Everglades Python Proble...

March 20, 2023x
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00:28:1019.38 MB

Ep 89: Cat Turned Brew

What does the Black Death, scotch whiskey, cats, the worst laws in Tennesee, and bad taxidermy have to do with each other? Oh, buckle in - we're...

March 13, 2023x
88
00:23:5216.43 MB

Ep 88: Goodbye, Earl!

This week, an unusual employee shows up to work at the R & R Garage and ended up changing their logo. Meanwhile, Melissa has the early 2000s coun...

March 06, 2023x
87
00:33:2522.99 MB

Ep 87: Polly Wanna Murder?

New season & BIG news, plus a quartet of parrots at criminality! Let's DO this thing! Thank you PodFix Network :) ******* I got information ...

December 19, 2022x
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00:33:2623 MB

Ep 86: Unicorns, Rainbows and Funeral Turkey Feathers

Episode updates; turkey feathers were a huge part of your childhood; unicorns are real in LA; a revisit of the nightMARE before Christmas.  Support t...

December 13, 2022x
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00:21:3714.89 MB

Ep 85: Because, Alaska.

In 75 miles of winding roads in Alaska, Trooper Shanigan's GPS froze up, leaving him lost en route to a fire in his own neighborhood. He'd ...

December 06, 2022x
84
00:38:1626.32 MB

Ep 84: SQUAWK! We'll Do It LIVE!

This week's episode is a dry run of the live show that will take place at the Kennebunk Free Library on Dec. 6th at 6:30 pm. As this is an audio...

November 28, 2022x
83
00:39:4427.33 MB

Ep 83: Five Deer (DeerDucken remix)

A relisten to everything we got wrong about the first Thanksgiving celebration, including the animals on the table. Deerducken, anyone? Resources for...

November 22, 2022x
82
00:51:5535.69 MB

Ep 82: Going To The Dogs

The National Dog Show is a staple in many homes for the pre-Thanksgiving event - so Melissa (and special guest Paul Csomo from Avast) discuss all the...

November 14, 2022x
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00:24:3916.97 MB

Ep 81: Avast!

Let's meet the "Little Boatman," the "Black Devil," the "Horse Inspirerer" -----the Schipperke, with Paul Csomo of...

November 08, 2022x
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00:16:2411.31 MB

Ep 80: Camel Cam and Sheep View

A look at all the animals who make Google maps Google-possible, including a camel named Raffia and a whole lot of sheep in the Faroe Islands. Resourc...

October 31, 202200:22:4815.7 MB

Ep 79: The Kitten in the Book Drop

In 1988, a librarian opened a book drop and was surprised by what she found. Let's hear the story of Dewey Readmore Books.  Resources:  https://...

October 24, 2022x
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00:19:0113.11 MB

Ep 78: Eau d'Poo

This week, we look at how scatological scientists use fake poop to save owls and commune with rhinos. Let's GO! https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-...

October 17, 2022x
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00:24:2216.78 MB

Ep 77: The Horses Who Find The Missing

This week, we meet a 1600 pound animal who is also using their noses to find missing people, narcotics, and more. Giddyup.  Resources:  Intro Music i...

October 10, 2022x
76
00:25:5317.82 MB

Ep 76: Leavin' on a Jet Plane

As promised, another series of animal escapes - this time, airport edition, plus why cats love boxes so dang much, the most dangerous job at the Sing...

October 03, 2022x
75
00:29:0319.99 MB

Ep 75: Sharkboy

After a pod of dolphins saved Todd Endris from a Great White Shark, Todd went on to advocate for the sharks who nearly killed him. Resources: Daisy t...

September 27, 202200:42:3529.29 MB

Ep 74: Dartmoor

A matriarch looking for enough room for the entire family to call home buys a dilapidated zoo in England. It took 4 days before the Jaguar escaped. T...

September 18, 202200:21:2914.8 MB

Sick Bay: What The Pluck?

Melissa is sick, so let's go back in the way back machine to when this show was a recording in a closet under the stairs. Throwback to Episode 4...

September 13, 2022x
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00:32:4322.51 MB

Ep 73: The Unkindness

The many kinds of unkindnesses at the Tower of London, including murders, treason, and some rambunctious ravens who have a big prophecy on their wing...

September 05, 2022x
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00:25:3217.58 MB

Ep 72: Whoa, Uglies!

The Ugly Animal Preservation Society, the world's funniest biologist Simon Watt, and a Blobfish walk into a bar; Melissa is grossed out by sound...

August 16, 202200:15:2310.6 MB

BONUS: Slaughterhouse Punk Rock Goat (Patreon Exclusive)

Let's dive into this episode pulled from the Patreon feed about a grindcore goat named Biquette. Rock on! For more episodes (and episode informa...

July 26, 2022x
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00:17:4412.22 MB

BONUS (Patreon Exclusive!): Hungry, Hungry Hippos

A bonus episode pulled from Patreon to keep you company this summer. Learn all about how Pablo Escobar's bad choices led to the largest invasive...

May 30, 2022x
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00:26:0317.94 MB

Ep 71: It's Witch-ah-Tah

Season 3 Finale:  Three headlines from around the US: A javelina commits light B&E and steals a motor vehicle over Cheetos; a fugitive flamingo f...